On January 30 2017, ISCTE-IUL will host a book presentation and discussion, organised by the Master and PhD programs in Political Science, in partnership with CIES-IUL and CEI-IUL. The book “Late Neoliberalism and its Discontents in the Economic Crisis: Comparing Social Movements in the European Periphery,” by Donatella della Porta, will be presented and discussed by the author (via video conference). The event will take place in Auditorium 0NE01, in Sedas Nunes Building, ISCTE-IUL, at 18h00.
The event will also count with the presence of Tiago Fernandes (FCSH-UNL), André Freire (CIES-IUL), and Filipa Raimundo (ICS-UL / ISCTE-IUL).
Donatella Della Porta is is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of the Centre of Social Movements Studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy, where she directs the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). Her recent publications include Social Movements in Times of Austerity (2014) and Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research (2014).
The book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, analyses protests against the Great Recession in the European periphery. While social movements have long been considered as children of affluent times – or at least of times of opening opportunities – these protests defy such expectations, developing instead in moments of diminishing opportunities in both the economic and the political realms. Can social movement studies still be useful to understanding these movements of troubled times? The authors offer a positive answer to this question, although specify the need to bridge contentious politics with other fields, including political economy.
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